24 days in Florida Itinerary

24 days in Florida Itinerary

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Shuttle to Orlando, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 5 nights
Fly
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Clearwater
— 4 nights
Drive
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fort Walton Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive

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Key West — 5 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Relax by the water at Bahia Honda State Park and Higgs Beach. Family-friendly places like Fort Zachary Taylor and Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Marathon (Seven Mile Bridge, Sombrero Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, look for gifts at Peppers of Key West, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Key West, and enjoy the sand and surf at Smathers Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Key West day trip tool.

Ocala to Key West is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ocala in September, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Clearwater.
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Clearwater — 4 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Clearwater Beach and Siesta Beach. Relax by the water at St. Pete Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Clearwater: Tampa (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Room Escape Games), Siesta Key Village (in Sarasota) and Crescent Beach (in Siesta Key). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum, and take in the waterfront at Pier 60.

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Traveling by flight from Key West to Clearwater takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 5 nights

Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Sebastian Inlet State Park and Treasure Shores Beach Park. Family-friendly places like Bicentennial Beach Park and Pelican Beach Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Jetty Park Beach & Pier (in Cape Canaveral), Cocoa Beach (Cocoa Beach Pier & Cocoa Beach) and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach & Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Hightower Beach Park, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Clearwater to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 2 nights

St. Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Crescent Beach Public Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, make a trip to St. George Street, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip maker website.

Getting from Melbourne to St. Augustine by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Fort Walton Beach.
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Fort Walton Beach — 4 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Bring the kids along to Navarre Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore. We've included these beaches for you: Pensacola Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. Step out of Fort Walton Beach to go to Pensacola and see The Graffiti Bridge, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Okaloosa Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Sands Beach, walk around John Beasley Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Armament Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fort Walton Beach trip maker tool.

Fly from St. Augustine to Fort Walton Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Fort Walton Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll get in some beach time at Panama City Beach and St. Andrews State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Rosa Beach and Swim with Dolphins. Step out of Panama City Beach with an excursion to Bear Creek Feline Center in Panama City--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, head off the coast to Shell Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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Florida travel guide

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The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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